Thai Nguyen: Nearly 300 blood units donated hinh anh 1Illustration photo. (Photo: VNA)
Thai Nguyen (VNA) – The 2016 Red Spring Festival in the northern province of Thai Nguyen was expected to collect nearly 300 units of blood from donors.

The festival, organised by the provincial blood donation steering committee, attracted the participation of about 500 youth members and students from local universities.

The event aimed to help reduce blood scarcity for medical treatment during the occasion of Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday in the locality.

In the last five years, the province collected over 60,000 blood units, however, the amount of blood only satisfied about 65 percent of demand for treatment.

On the occasion, the Vietnam Red Cross Society presented certificates of merit to two organisations and two individuals for their contributions to blood donation activities.

Two individuals in the province also received insignias “For the cause of humanitarianism”.-VNA